As the executive branch of the United States government quietly works on creating an official open source policy, the legislative branch is also moving into the 21st century: Open source software is now officially permitted in the U.S. House of Representatives. That means software developed in the People's House with taxpayer funds will eventually be available to the people. According to the nonpartisan OpenGov Foundation, there will soon be an Open Source Caucus in Congress.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, "open source" means the code behind the software can be viewed, accessed or modified by anyone. Four years ago, House.gov moved to Drupal, an open source content management system, but this is a much more significant shift. Continue>>>